* Early bird registration is open through April 8. General registration is open through April 28.

2018 XR Day

Join leading VR/AR companies and the students and faculty of Penn for a day of learning, networking, and demos

When: Saturday, April 28th, 2018 @ 12pm

Where: Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • 12:00 - 12:30pm: Registration
  • 12:30 - 12:45pm: Opening remarks
  • 12:45 - 1:15pm: Presentation by Unity Technologies on the future of content creation, mobile AR in Unity, and getting started in VR in Unity 2018. 
  • 1:30 - 2:00pm: Presentation by Google Daydream on principles of creating great VR: a survey of best practices for creating immersive experiences.
  • 2:15 - 2:45pm: Presentation by PracticalVR on optimizing for high-performance art in the development workflow, and project management best practices.
  • 3:00-3:30pm: Panel featuring representatives from Magic Leap, LiveLike, and MIT Man Vehicle Lab / NASA
  • 3:30 - 5:00pm: Networking and hands-on demos from visiting companies. Experience the entire VR/AR spectrum, from mobile headsets to the powerful Oculus Rift and HoloLens! Light refreshments served.


  • Unity
  • Google Daydream
  • Magic Leap
  • PTC
  • MIT Man Vehicle Lab (under MIT AeroAstro, who contributes research towards NASA's 'Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains'/BASALT Lab)
  • LiveLike
  • PracticalVR
  • 200+ Penn undergrad & grad students as well as staff & faculty across all of Penn's 12 schools

For more information on our speakers and guests, please visit this page


We are giving away t-shirts, wallet inserts, totes, mugs, and other goodies on a first come, first served basis. 

We are raffling off prizes and other fun giveaways throughout the day. This year, we're giving out the following gadgets, and more are on the way!

  • So many Google Cardboards!!
  • PSVR Doom bundle (PS4 not included)
  • Oculus Rift headset
  • Samsung GearVR
  • Google Daydream headset
  • Google Home Mini
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Google Chromecast
  • More coming, stay tuned!


2017 XR Day

Check out details from our 2017 conference below


  • 1:00 – 1:15pm: Registration, mingle, network
  • 1:15 – 1:30pm: Opening speech from Kathleen Stebe, Deputy Dean of Research at School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • 1:30 – 2:00pm: Google presentation on VR design and development
  • 2:15 – 2:45pm: HTC presentation on business and career topics
  • 3:00 – 3:30pm: Moderated panel of members from attending companies to discuss tech, business topics
  • 3:30 – 5:00pm: Networking and hands-on demos from visiting companies and students in Penn’s own Virtual Reality Practicum. Refreshments served. 


  • Google Daydream
  • HTC Vive
  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Big Bright Monster
  • Variant VR
  • 150+ Penn undergrad & grad students as well as faculty across Engineering, Design, and Business schools

Raffle Prizes

We gave away cool gadgets from Google, Amazon, and Samsung to a few lucky winners during the networking hour. 

  • Google Cardboards
  • Google Chromecast
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Samsung GearVR
  • Google Home

Questions about the 2018 conference? Send us a message!

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